G. X. SARIN, Publish.
MANSFIELD .7.. "......MISSOURI
Murderer In High Places.
To enter Into the detal!s ct tht
taus that contribute to & high death
ate among infants Is to Indict about
every city in the land and all or the
Itates for complicity In a murderous
conspiracy. When a municipal legisla
ture declines to pass any law honestly
and scientifically designed to increase
the purity of the milk supply. It be
somes a party to this murderous con
ipiracy. If It fails to enact suitable
building laws. It is guilty of a crime of
amission. It is similarly derelict, de
clares the St. Louis Republic, when it
Tails to provide for the medical inspec
tion of school children or to compel
the taking of any and all the precau
tions which science has devised and
uperience has proved to be beneficial
Ws- may hold opinion with certain men
of science, commonly designated as
rracks, that disease is a crime, but we
may not hope to see the people attain
to universal heights of right living.
But because individuals habitually and
often Intentionally abuse or neglect
their bodies, the state is not absolved
from exercising to the limit of toler
ance its duty of safeguarding life and
health. As It is now, the staVe sins as
the individuals do and, presumably, be
cause they do.
The habit of hyphenating names is
a curious one, and more prevalent in
England than in this country. It will
be recalled that many of the plays of
Shakespeare appeared with "Shake
speare" on the title-page. Some one
recently observed that American
names are being printed in this fashion
quite frequently m the British papers
of to-day. "Wailey-Aldrich." "Clarence
Stedman" and "Glllespie-Iilaine" are
examples. In cases where the hyphen
Is not used, the first name is often
dropped, and we read of "Allan Poe,
Ward Beecber" and "Russell Lowell."
The practice is almost the opposite oi
that of the newspapers of small towns,
where Items appear about "Assistant
Postmaster James Henry Jones."
The statement that there are four oi
five men among Boston's aged city
employes who are in such condition
that their wives lead them to work in
the morning and call for them and take
them home at night is pitiful, especial
ly when it Is taken in connection with
the statement that oftentimes a husky
con will be found living on an aged
father, and again grandchildren are
being maintained by the city employe
who feels obliged to keep np the at
tempt at work. Until a pension system
Is devised it would seem to be a good
policy for the city to put the husky
son to work and compel him to support
the aged father, who has earned a rest
after many years of labor.
The death of Ma. Zalinskl recalls
his dynamite gun and the cruiser Ve
suvius, into whose deck and hold the
menacing tubes were installed. It wai
promised that this floating machine
for the throwing of dynamite would
revolutionize naval warfare, but the
"dynamite" ship did not frighten the
Spaniards at Santiago, who can ever
be accused of having made a tremen
dously heroic defense of that city. The
fact is, the Vesuvius was more dreaded
by the men who were assigned to her
than she was by enemies toward which
her tubes were pointed, because sailors
do not care to "go shipmates" with
stocks of dynamite.
A government report shows that the
ravages of consumption are decreasing
throughout the country. Slowly, but
surely, the plague lor which it was
thought there was no cure Is giving
way before the energetic and persist
ent attacks of science. With the dis
coveries and remedies that have been
made, and the bringing abonut of bet
te- public sanitary conditions, both by
popular education on the subject and
by civic ordinances, there Is hope that
the next generation will no longer have
reason to look upon this terrible dis
ease as inevitable doom past human
Andrew Carnegie's peace proposal
that the United States defend British
ports on the Atlantic coast in return
for a similar compliment on the Pacific
coast, and In Hawaii and the Philip
pines, amounts, says the Milwaukee
Evening Wisconsin, practically to a
merging of the naval power of the two
nations and the formation of a navy
that would be large enough to provide
fleets galore for defense purposes. Mr.
Carnegie is quite as Interesting In this
as he was in the recent tariff Inquiry.
Mr. Carnegie thinks that a naval alli
ance between Great Britain and the
United States would help greatly to
promote peace. With Britannia who
rules the waves and Columbia, the gem
of the ocean, joining forces there
would not be much of the aqueous ele
ment left for other powers to lhrab
They are now sterilizing ihe baby's
milk with violet rays. We suppose
pink may be u where it's more be-fomi3.
im, a 'ft
Ammonia will clean the rubber rol
lers on your wringer.
Trim a little every year rather than
too much la any one year.
Cottonseed meal Is considered a
great lean meat, bone and muscle
Be sura that warmth for the lambs
Is not provided at the expense of
plenty of fresh air.
Arsenate of lead Is said to be a
better material for spraying for in
sects that eat the foliage than Is parls
Encourage the presence of the birds
In the orchard. Even the robins will
eat enough Insects In a season to
more than pay for the cherries they
Plan the rows for small fruit to run
north and south. If possible. This
gives the best chance for the sun to
shine on all sides of the plants and
to warm the ground between them.
As soon as the leaves appear on the
currant and gooseberry bushes dust
them with hellebore while wet with
dew and you will keep the upper hand
on the worms. A second application
should be made later.
There Is everything In getting
started right Look ahead so as to
have the work well thought out be
fore beginning. It is a good rule
which will help you in making a good
start that will end In a good finish
Any Impassable mud holes in the
road near you? Make it a point to
see that they are fixed, even if you
have to do a little extra work gratis,
One bad place fixed proves an Incett
tlve for the fixing of another hole by
Test the seed before planting.
Farmers who have made a practice of
doing so declare that it makes as
high as ten to fifteen bushels per acre
difference, because they are able to
select the seed with the greatest
It is a good plan to have a ladder
handy, so that in case of fire one can
quickly get to the roof and reach the
place where a large majority of fires
In farm houses start. A few moments
time in such an emergency makes all
the difference in the world. Many a
house might be saved If one could
only quickly reach the place where It
When ready to turn the cattle out
to pasture do so gradually. That Is
have them well fed before turning
them on the grass and then for only
half a day at first. This will prevent
their overeating of the fresh, green
grass, a thing which sometimes re
suits In very severe cases of scours
Remember any sudden and radical
change in the character of the feed Is
bad for live stock.
Do not make cheapness the basis of
selection of fruit trees and bushes
you are going to set out on your place,
It takes just as much time and trou
ble to do the work and just as many
years to bring thera into bearing as
though you had bought and planted
good varieties. With the latter you
have something to show for your trou
ble; with the former you have only
cumbered the ground, and will get no
satisfactory returns in the way of
fruit. How foolish!
Weak lambs can almost always be
revived by putting them into water as
warm as it is possible to bear the
hands in. Keep them there a full mln
ute and then take out and rub fast
until quite dry. Warm a spoon in the
water, milk some of the mother's milk
In spoon, add a few drops of whisky
put this down the Iamb, and repeat
three or four times. Rub his throat
and make him swallow. Wrap hlra up
In dry cloths, and lay him in a corner
with an uld blanket or straw thrown
The making of a serviceable horse
block is not such a difficult task. Dig
a hole below the frost line for the
base of the block as the side of the
road where you wish It located. Fill
with cobblestones and between the
cracks fill In with cement. Then set up
around the edge boards ten Inches
wide and fill level to the surface with
stone, sand and cement mixture. Up
on this place another mold of boards
tea Inches high, but only half as wide
as the first step was made. Fill as
before. The next day or when sum
clently dry, remove the boards and
flni'h off the surface with fine cement
wash. If desired while laying In the
cement for the second step one can
put In a strong heavy staple and chain
to be used for hitching.
Nothing better for the lawn and gar
den than wood csh?i.
Early sown oats are the ones that
hare the best chances tor good growth
Tomato plants need to be transplant
ed before they get to spindling In
order to get stocky plants.
White-fared hornets nrev unon horse
files. Let the boys understand this
to they will not destroy their nests.
Sheep should not be allowed to run
In the same pasture in the spring and
summer which they have occupied the
Whitewash can be satisfactorily put
on with a spray pump if the mixture
is carefully strained before putting
Into the pump.
Seed In well-prepared soli which has
been compacted will germinate much
quicker than where the soil is too
coarse and loose.
Be sure the brooder Is running
smoothly before putting the little
chicks in It. They are as sensitive to
extreme heat as to extreme cold.
To cover the bare places In the
meadow sow grass liberally, give a
slight coating of manure and then
run over the places with a spike-tooth
Tests indicate that more wheat can
be raised on land which has grown
a crop of millet for hay, and also on
land where the green millet has been
If the little buttons where the horns
will grow are thoroughly rubbed with
eaustlc potash during the first two
weeks of the calf's life you will not
have to dehorn later.
Baking powder and other cans can
be easily uncovered when new by cut
ting the paper around the seam of
the cover and then rolling on the floor
once around under the pressure of the
foot. Try it
Get the horse on to full feed gradu
ally. Remember that a too radical
change is apt to so derange the sys
tern as to unfit the horse for work for
some time. This is also true as a re'
spects other livestock.
It is a good plnn to not only keep
the fences of the farm in good repair
but to build a portion new each year
during the slack limes, so that there
will come no year when all fencing
must be replaced as Is sometimes the
A chicken well-hatched Is a chicken
half raised, Is perhaps putting it a
little strong, for constant care and
watchfulness are necessary to steer
the little things clear of the manifold
pitfalls which mark the pathway from
chlckenhood to maturity.
Unless amply able In the way of
room and time to keep more than one
breed, confine your chicken raising to
one variety. Chickens are difficult to
confine during the breeding season on
the average place. Mixing will result.
unless the fowls are closely confined
and watchedt especially If you have
neighbors with chickens.
In nlantine oata with a cultivator.
some sow them on the unprepared
soil, cultivate them In and harrow for
smoothing. Th's method has the ad
vantage of covering the seed well, yet
it eaves the ground uneven, or in
streaks. Perhaps a better way is to
sow the oats on the soil arter it has
been stirred by the cultivator, then
harrow for smoothing and covering
rtv an Interesting exnerlment Prof.
0. F. Warren. New Jersey, has appar
ently demonstrated that the tempera
ture to which the top of a fruit tree
Is exposed rather than that of the
roots determines the time when the
buds will open. The test was made as
follows: On January 22 a peach tree,
planted In a box, was so arranged that
box and roots were in a greennouse
(uhinh war crow in e tomatoes) while
the top was outdoors. That part of
the trunk in the greennouse mrew oui
a number of sprouts. Oo February 28
tha troA wan moved into the house.
and two weeks later it was in blossom.
Tha mots had been keot in a Bummer
temperature while the top was ex-
nosed to winter; but me ouus were
Hollow cement posts have been
found by the Wisconsin experiment
elation to be as strong and as easily
made as the solid ones. The mixture
used Is the ordinary 1:2:4, which In
cludes one part cement, two parts
sand and four parts stone, none of
which is larger than will pass through
a three-quarter Inch screen. The or
dinary forms are used, which are four
Inches wide, four inches deep and
seven feet long. For reinforcement
a one-quarter Inch round steel rod Is
placed In each corner the distance of
its own diameter from the outside of
the post. Each end of this rod Is bent
at right angles tor about two Inches to
anchor It firmly at the ends. In ma
king the hollow posts a two-inch cor
composed of four pieces of wood- is
necessary. A central piece of wood
one inch square Is surrounded by four
flat pieces rounded on the outer side
until they form the round core. When
the post is finished, the central square
piece of the core Is withdrawn which
allows the four other pieces to be east
lv romnvoii To use this core. It ia
I necessary to have end gates for the
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IniUlU Willi iwviuvu iiuuth iu luriu
through which the core cap be drawn.
HATS OP STRAW
Girte of frerr) 4 to 14
Are Wearing Odd Lit
For an every day wash dress, and
jlrls from four to fourteen, hats are
if straw, plainly trimmed. Funny lit
tle mushroom shapes, la fancy or
plain straw, are seen, trimmings often
taking the form of bias lengths of
mull which wrap the crown scarf-wise,
and end In a sort side or front knot
A pale bhie or bright pink mush
room for a child of three or four may
be trimmed with white in this way,
or the decking may be wide white
taffeta ribbon which falls In a quaint
loppy tow over the left ear.
In fact, qualntness is the keynote
of all .the best child millinery, and It
achieves this quality through small
ness of shape and demure trimming.
Huge over-trimmed shapes are put
forth for buyers who weigh size
against style, but no mother of really
good taste gives them a second
thought For young children who have
graduated from the bonnet Btage, the
tiny mushrooms with their smoolh
methods of trimming are very sweet
For larger girls to whom these are
not becoming, there are straight
brimmed flats, flats undulated at the
brim, crowns low and high. Compact
ribbon knots, put on In clusters at the
side or front, and perhaps rear stream
ers, simply deck a number of these.
Others have a wreath of small flowers
long worn, with perhaps a ribbon bow
in addition, while a smart bat may
have a knot of flowers at the front and
a prim bow wlt'j shortish ends stuck
flat against the bare crown at the
But if these Imitate former shapes,
In point of size they are Immensely
moderated. Therefore, since smallness
Is so much a feature of the prettiest
child hats, a girl In one of the huge
ruffled or flowered monstrosities once
worn seems almost vulgar. Fashion
has her classes as well as the rest of
us, and to be with her one must avoid
at least the madnesses of former sea
sons. The styles for millinery change
more quickly than for anything else,
but a moderate style, while bending
to some necessities, may with slight
changes, bo worn several seasons.
Three Immediate results are gained
by the present reform better taste,
cheapness, and the knowledge that any
mother of gifted fingers can get up
any of these hats at home. Count
from a dollar and a half to two dol
lars for the shape itself. The rib
bon bow and the wreath or half wreath
of posies can be had for the other two.
If one can spend more; all the better.
There is always economy In buying
the best Kansas City Star.
Almost every gown has a different
Satin of the palest pink Is the new
color for evening wear.
For evening there is a revival of
the canary-colored scarf.
Belts will match the skirts Instead
(f the waists this season.
All over braided and embroidered
roats are seen with perfectly plain
Roses, In velvet or chiffon or tissue,
are figuring largely in the new hat
The familiar white yoke has given
place to the colored one of transpar
Double motor veils, joined only at
the edges, are made up in green,
brown or blue over white.
Colored foulards, with a black dot
In place of the more familiar white
dot, have found favor in Paris.
The newest pnrasol Is star-shaped.
So far it Is made of cretonne and is
refreshingly novel. The star has eight
Buttons have a tiresome habit of
they are originally fixed; and to have
not too tidy work-basket is most annoying, especially when, as Is often the
case, one Is in a hurry.
If buttons are kept In little bags, such as we Illustrate here, they are al
ways at hand, and if, too. a tiny needle-case, and silk winders filled with black
and white cotton were kept with them, what a boon it would be. These little
bags are quite simple, and may be made in a few minutes, of holland, linen
or silk; the material is cut 4 Inches wide and 9 Inches long; this strip is folded
In two, the edges turned In and neatly seamed to within rather more than an
inch of the top: the ends are then turned down and neatly hemmed, the hem
being just over halt an inch wide; the ends of hem seamed together. Just be
low the hem, on each side, work an eyelet hole; put the bags together and at
tach by seaming the ends of the Inner hem of each together, thread baby rib
bon of one color througn tne eyelet irom one nag to xne omer; men thread
mother color ribbon through In the opposite direction and tie; the ribbon should
be about 1C Inches in length, to tie Into pretty bows; put linen buttons on one
Bide, and pearl or fancy buttons In the other, draw the ribbons to close tho bag,
and yon will see at once what a pretty usetui nine audition you nave lor tha
work table. These bags would find ready sale at bazars.
LOTION5 FOR HAIR
Tf&t Keep Tresses
in Gurl and Wil!
Do No Harm.
Of the many preparations recom
mended keep the hair in curl none
is easier for amateurs to make or is
more effective, even in damp weather,
than bandoline, made from quince
seed. It Is harmless and keeps
straight locks in curl.
The only objection to It Is that when
dry it assumes a powdery aspect sug
gestive of fine dandruff.
An old method of preparing this
toilet preservative Is to add a table
spoonful of the seeds, bruised, to a
pint of soft water. Boil gently until
the quantity Is reduced to three gills.
Then strain, and when cold two table
spoonfuls each of cologne and alcohol
are added. If the hair is naturally
oily one-half a teaspoonful of powdered
alum may be added, dissolving it first
In the alcohol. For applying to the
hair a small sponge is the best agent
This lotion must be put on before
Another that Imparts luster to the
hair Is made from 1V4 ounces of care
fully picked gum arable dissolved In a
gill of rose water. It is strained
through a muslin and a drop of ana-
line dye Is added.
This is put on before arranging the
hair, and acts as a bandoline as well
as a polish,
A third preparation would be suited
to oily hair. It is composed of one
ounce of gum arable and half an ounce
of the granulated sugar which is
moist These are dissolved in three
gills of hot water, and when the mix
ture is cold two ounces of alcohol are
put In, first dissolving in the latter six
grains each of bichloride of mercury
and sal ammoniac. Enough water la
then added to make a pint. The mix
ture should not be used if there Is the
slightest abrasion of the scalp, because
of the mercury it would be harmful
to the hair.
Preparations less sticky than any
of these may be tried sometimes with
success upon oily hair. One liked by
many persons Is 12 grains of carbonate
of potash dissolved In half a pint ot
strong tea. This should not be used
by decided blondes. It Is applied just
before dressing the hair, which is laid
In waves and done loosely, the applt
cation taking effect as It dries.
However harmless curling Irons may
seem, they are ruination if used much,
It Is undoubtedly true that once In
a while they are harmless and become
less likely to cause dryness if the
metal Is warm and not hot. The
trouble Is that the irons are not so ef
fective unless the degree of heat Is
rather great, and this means an Imme
diate drying of the natural oils and
consequent dullness and breakage.
The best way of attaining curls when
nature has not endowed a woman with
them Is to apply one of the prepara
tions already given, by way of moisten
ure, and then take to the curler that
works the best
Every woman wants at least one,
but If possible three, attractive house
gowns. These make for beauty and
economy. Fortunately, women are get
ting away from the habit of wearing
their street skirts and blouses In the
house. This was a lazy method, for
it only meant that a woman wouldn't
take the time to slip them off before
dinner and put on something solely in
tended for the house.
The one-piece frock worn during the
day to save one's cloth skirts Is a
much prettier fashion than the one of
wearing a separate skirt and shirt
Yokes to Open in Front.
The new fashion of fastening a yoke
In front comes from the French
blouses, which have adopted that
method. They show a straight line
of buttons down front from top to
collar to bolt, and it has inspired dress
makers to follow out the scheme on
thin yokes instead of arranging them
in the old and tedious way.
coming loose from the card on which
to search in the bottom of a perhaps
No child can be well and strong
aniens Its bowels move regularly
every day at tht same hour. Such
regularity promotes good health. One
passage Is absolutely necessary, while,
two are not too many.
There Is one remedy that Is espe
cially adapted to the needs of children,
and which thousands of American
mothers are using to-day, and that to
Dr. Caldwell's Syrun Pepsin, the great
tierb laxative compound. Its gentl
action, so free from griping, its tonic
effects, and its perfect purity, vouched,
for to the United States Government
makea it an Ideal children's laxative
Mrs. M. F. Cash, of Webb, Okla., la an.
Old-time frigid of this wonderful child'
remedy and she saya she could scarcely
keep house without It. She became ac
quainted with It through Lr. Caldwell'
offer of a free trial bottle, which she
found so effective on her baby that she now
always keep it In the house. Mrs. K. 1
Stout, of Louisville, Ky., also first used it
In a free sample, then bought it of her
druggist at the regular price, which la
only U rents or II a bottle. It gave her
little girl a splendid appetite and a vigor
ous alomucu. Where Dr. Caldwell's Syrup
Pepsin once finds Its way Into the bm
It makes a life-long friend. They soon
discard salts, pills and powders.
Those who have never yet used Dr.
Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin should begin to
do so, for they are missing a valunfolo
household friend. In orde to acquaint
you with Ita merits at no expense to your
self the doctor will send you a free it
bottle on receipt of name and address. It
has been Justly called the nation's safe
guard to health In the cure ot constipa
tion, dyspepsia, heartburn, liver trouble,
sick headache, sour stomach and similar
If there Is anything about
your ailment that you don't
understand, or If you want
any medical advice, wrlto
to the doctor, and he will
answer you fully. There in
no charge for this service.
The address Is Dr. W. B.
Caldwell. 201 Caldwell bldj..
WHY, OF COURSE.
"Oh, Willie! You're going to
"Naw, I ain't! I'm tryin' a new
style of skatln' dat's all."
He Came Back Hard.
"That boy," said the Billvllle farmer,
"beats my time! Just now, when I
quoted Scripture to him he came back
at me hard!" '
"You don't say?"
"Shore. I told him to git a hoe an'
foller the furrow. Thar's gold in the
land,' I said, and what do you reckon
he made answer?"
"You tell it."
" 'Father,' he says, 'I don't keer fer
the gold o' this here world; I've laid
up treasure in heaven!'" Atlanta
Important to Mothers.
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA a safe and sure remedy for
infants and children, and see that it
Bears Ihe fTTr
Signature ol LugOcM
In Use For Over ;JO Years.
The Kind You Have Always Bought.
Her Womanly Curiosity.
"I have put aside enough money,"
said the bachelor of 52, "to make it
snre that I shall be decently burled
without expense to the public."
"Why," asked tho maiden who was
verging on 35, "do you think you ought
to have decent burial?"
To Lave more of Health and more oi
Life, take Uarlield Tea! This Natural laxa
tive regulates liver, kidneys, stomach and
bowelB, corrects constipation, purities the
blood and eradicates disuse.
The world may owe you a living.
young man, but by the time you col
lect it you will be ready to give the
undertaker a job.
Pettit's Eye Salve for 25c
relieves tired, overworked eyes, stops eye
aches, congested, inflamed or snre eyes. All
druggists or Howard liros., RulTalo, N. Y,
The early cucumber Isn't made a
Mason at sight, but It's there when it
conies to giving the grip.
In case of accident, cuts, wounds,
hums, scalds, sprains, bruises, etc., not li
ma will so mncUv take awav nil tiain
and soreness as ilamlins Wizard Oil.
The trouble with men who are all
right otherwise is their penchant for
boasting of it
nOXT SPOIL YOt'R CLOTHES.
Use Red Cross Rail Rlue and keep there
white as snow. All grocers, 5c a package.
There Is no grace in a benefit thai
sticks to the fingers. Seneca.
PICKER k BEARDSLEY
HVaftfll ST. LOUIS, MO.
I IIIIIB Largest receivers of eon
if U U L :urd w"1 ot iu
Wool bags and Twist now.
Write for Price. Established 1878.
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